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Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for Playhouse on Park’s ENCORE! A Midsummer Fantastical Fairytale

Veanne Cox at ENCORE! A Playhouse on Park Fundraiser. Courtesy photo

West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park will hold an in-person fundraiser June 12, outdoors at Auerfarm.


Leave your troubles behind and escape to a magical evening of food, drink, entertainment, and wonderment! Surrounded by the outdoor beauty at Auerfarm, you’ll be transported to a place where the imagination runs free – all while showing your support for Playhouse on Park!

The theme this year is A Midsummer Fantastical Fairytale. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 6 p.m. at Auerfarm in Bloomfield, CT. Purchase your tickets now before they are all sold out!

The King and Queen of the Faeries (Emcees and Auctioneers) will be none other than Ezra Barnes and Veanne Cox, who most recently co-starred in Playhouse on Park’s ELYOT & AMANDA: ALL ALONE from Noël Coward’s PRIVATE LIVES.

The Hartford Dance Collective will also perform, featuring Jillian Foley, Jane Krantz, Roxanne Lebenzon, Rosanna Karabetsos, Jasmine Stack, and Katie Schenker. Joy Monroe will wow attendees with her amazing talents in body painting.

Music will be performed by The Playhouse Singers, including Hillary Ekwall (CABARET National Tour, and over 20 Playhouse on Park productions), Amanda Forker (NUNSENSE and several other Playhouse on Park credits), Jermaine O. Woodard Jr. (ALL IS CALM at Playhouse on Park), Niko Touros (IN THE HEIGHTS and ALL IS CALM at Playhouse on Park), Jackie Garmon, Katie Brough, Jerry Hamilton (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Playhouse on Park), Trishawn Paul (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Playhouse on Park), Delaney Ager, Emily Dunn, Dana Rudnansky, Jenna Castonguay, Isaac Kueber, and Stephanie Reuning-Scherer, with music direction by Melanie Guerin (IN THE HEIGHTS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, MURDER FOR TWO, and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Playhouse on Park).

The playhouse band will feature Andrew Studenski, Elliott Wallace, Sean Rubin, Tucker Barney, Nick Cutroneo (solo guitarist), and Chaela Franck (solo harpist).

Food will be provided by DORO Catering & Events. Menu highlights include Chapter 1 – The Reception: Shoots & Roots and Sticks & Stones, Chapter 2 – The Main Course: Salads & Carving, Chapter 3 – Sweets and Treats, and much more!

Additionally, Playhouse on Park has launched an Online Silent Auction. This year’s Auction will focus on Experiences, Travel, Libations, Sports, Kids’ Stuff, Electronics, Gourmet Foods/Restaurants, Home/Garden, Entertainment, and Beauty/Exercise. You may bid online now through this link: https://ptginc2021.ggo.bid/bidding/package-browse

To purchase tickets, visit www.PlayhouseOnPark.org or call 860-523-5900 x10.

Encore! will comply to all CDC & State of CT COVID-19 safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Event sponsors include Auerfarm, DORO Catering & Events, and Taylor Rental Party Plus.

About Playhouse on Park: It’s Connecticut’s most affordable and intimate professional theatre, located in West Hartford’s historic and diverse Park Road neighborhood. Playhouse on Park is managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2009 by Tracy Flater, Sean Harris, and Darlene Zoller. The trio quickly took over a vacant theatre space and opened Playhouse on Park, an intimate 163-seat theater space with seating on three sides of the stage. PTG, Inc. produces award-winning theatre including a Main Stage Series consisting of plays and musicals; a Theater for Young Audience Series; Comedy Nights; Dance; Music; Improv, an extensive educational program and more. For more info about Playhouse on Park, visit www.playhouseonpark.org.

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